Department of Education, Youth and Sports

Mad. Ellen Alice Abeeri-ega

Head, Department of Education, Youth and Sports

Department of Education, Youth and Sports

The Department of Education, Youth and Sports is responsible for pre-school, special school, basic education, youth and sports, development or organization and library services at the Municipality level. The department harmonizes the activities and functions of the following agencies operating at the Municipal level: Ghana Education Service; Youth Council; Sports Council; and Library Board. The Department shall;

  • assist in the formulation and implementation of policies on Education in the Municipality within the framework of National Policies and guidelines;
  • encourage, report on implementation of policies and matters relating to basic education in accordance with reporting format provided by the Minister;
  • advise the Municipal Assembly on matters relating to preschool, primary, junior high schools in the Municipality and other matters that may be referred to it by the Municipal Assembly;
  • facilitate the appointment, disciplining, posting and transfer of teachers in pre-schools, basic schools and special schools in the Municipality;
  • assist in keeping records of teachers;
  • advise on discipline of teachers in accordance with their conditions of service;
  • assist in the appointment of school welfare officers;
  • facilitate the granting of study leave to teachers who gain admission to higher level educational institutions in accordance with the condition of service of teachers;
  • advise on the appointment of Head teachers;
  • facilitate the supervision of pre-school, primary and junior high schools in the Municipality;
  • advise on the formation of School Management Committees;
  • facilitate collection of statistical data and other relevant information;
  • liaise with the appropriate authorities for in-service training of pupil teachers;
  • advise on the approval of the opening of private pre-schools, primary and junior high schools;
  • assist in indenting for the supply of textbooks from national level institutions and the distribution of textbooks to schools in the Municipality;
  • assist to regulate, supervise and control teaching and learning in pre-schools, primary schools, junior high schools and special schools in the Municipality;
  • advise on the construction, maintenance and management of public schools and libraries in the Municipality;
  • advise on the granting and maintenance of scholarships or bursaries to suitably qualified pupils or persons to attend any school or other educational institution in Ghana or elsewhere;
  • facilitate the establishment and maintenance of facilities or centers of excellence for the arts and crafts for recreation;
  • advise on the provision and management of public libraries and library services in the Municipality in consultation with the Ghana Library Board;
  • assist the Assembly to formulate and implement policies on youth within the framework of the National policies and guidelines;
  • advise the Assembly on matters relating to the youth in the Municipality;
  • advise the Assembly on the appointment, posting, discipline, transfer of officers and welfare of the youth in the Municipality;
  • advise on the establishment of District Youth Council Committees and appointment of staff;
  • facilitate supervision, regulation and general administration of youth organizations and their activities in the Municipality;
  • assist in the collection of statistical data and other information on youth matters in the Municipality;
  • assist to build, equip, operate and maintain Youth Recreational and Resource Centers where young people can meet and interact in a healthy atmosphere; and
  • promote the formation and development of youth organizations to co-ordinate, develop direct and channel the talents and energies of the youth into productive activities.